Ireland's Ancient East Motorcycle Tour

3 days and 4 nights of superb riding routes

from €810/pps
940 KMs 3 days, 4 nights Choose your dates

This map indicates the areas we cover, but it is not a complete representation of our 3 days riding on The Ancient East.

About : Ireland's Ancient East Motorcycle Tour

Our Ancient East is perfect for riders who want to see Ireland’s heritage and enjoy superb riding routes. You’ll be on your bike every day, exploring the best that Ireland’s east coast has to offer!

We have selected riding routes with an emphasis on scenery and being off the beaten path. 

This is a new tour for 2018 but not new to the Lemonrock team, who know this area intimately – as Paul, our co-founder, lives here!

Each evening relax in the luxurious 4 star hotel, Trim Castle Hotel.

What's Included : Ireland's Ancient East Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle Rental

Our Rental BMW R1200R's come equipped with Sat Nav and touring cases and top box.


4 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel, Trim Castle Hotel.

Welcome drinks

Enjoy a welcome drink on the evening of your arrival to Trim Castle Hotel.

Helmet for Rider & Pillion

Your tour includes a helmet for the rider and pillion.

Comprehensive Insurance

All our bikes are comprehensively insured, once you meet our insurer's requirements. See T&C's.

Complimentary Pickup from Dublin Airport

Trim Castle Hotel operates a collection service from Dublin Airport to the hotel, which is included in your tour.

Scenic Motorcycle Routes

GPS Satellite Navigation with pre-programmed routes carefully planned by LemonRock and our partner, Trim Motorcycle Training.

Virtual Guide & Road Book

Download a personal app to your smartphone, that will guide you through your tour. Hardcopy map included.

Dine in Luxury

Breakfast in Trim Castle Hotel each morning and 1 evening dinner included in the hotel's Bailey restaurant

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View your itinerary and receive your personalised itinerary on your phone on booking, allowing you to easily check your itinerary before and during your trip!

Trim Castle Hotel

  • Complimentary pick-up from Dublin Airport
  • Check in with Trim Castle Hotel for overnight accommodation. (4 Star)
  • Early check in when available for international arrivals
  • Early arrivals can stroll across the street and visit the heritage site of Trim Castle or take a walk on its grounds
  • Check out your bike and riding gear
  • Kick back and enjoy the facilities of Trim Castle Hotel
  • Visit Trim town and soak up the atmosphere

Day 2 – Northeast Carlingford  Ride 5 hours 300Km

This route is a favourite riding route taking in a combination of excellent riding roads and ancient sites along the way.

For those new to riding this part of the world, we offer an option to take our motorcycle guide and professional trainer, Brian from Trim Motorcycling Training, on this first day.  Brian also is available for the entire 3 days tour.

Places of interest include:-

  • Kilbeggan Distilery
  • Hill of Uisneach
  • Kells
  • Loughcrew
  • Carlingford
  • Slane
  • Hill of Tara

Day 3- Midlands – a ride off the beaten track .  250Km 4 hrs

Today’s ride takes us westward to the midlands, and through some wonderfully quiet roads.  We love the yesteryear atmosphere of the quiet villages where you are unlikely to meet tourists. Places we visit include:-

  • Kilbeggan Distillery
  • Clonmacnoise – a 6th century early Christian settlement on the banks of the River Shannon
  • Glasson – a great spot for lunch on one of the gastro pubs
  • Fore Abbey

As today’s ride is shorter than the other day’s rides, we have the option to visit Dublin for the evening or relax in Trim.

Day 4 – The Garden of Ireland – 380KM – 6hrs

This ride takes in some of the favoured riding routes from the Dublin motorcycling enthusiasts.  We ride south east into Co. Wicklow, which is known as The Garden of Ireland, due to its wonderful scenery.  It equally excels as a riding destination which these passes and destinations to enjoy:-

  • Sally Gap
  • Wicklow Gap
  • Glenmalure
  • Birr

Depending on time of flight, you may have time for shopping in Dublin or take a direct shuttle service back to Dublin Airport.

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Pricing : Ireland's Ancient East Motorcycle Tour

Solo Rider
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  • Includes 1 BMW R1200r rental
  • Single room accommodation
  • Dublin Airport Pickup
Rider & Pillion
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  • Includes 1 BMW R1200r rental
  • Double or Twin Room
2 Solo Riders
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  • Includes 2 Bikes rental
  • Double or Twin Room
  • July/Aug Supplement €124pp

Don't just take our word for it..

“You HAVE to do this and when you do, you HAVE to use Lemon Rock Bike tours. We had the best time. Everything was perfect, thank you so much Lemon Rock.”
Nigel B.
Derby, UK
“The Beara Peninsula was the highlight of the trip, especially the Healy Pass, it's out of this world! LemonRock has the best maintained bikes I have seen for rent and offers a comprehensive array of clothes and gear too.”
London, UK
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Ancient East Motorcycle Tour of Ireland
Dublin , Castle Street,Trim,Meath-C15F CY8
Starting on
March 1, 2018
Ending on
September 30, 2018
3 day 4 night motorcycle tour of Ireland's Ancient East. pick up your motorcycle 30 mins from Dublin Airport. Free airport shuttle service.
Offer Price
EUR 710
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